Eating and Drinking in Reading. 



Something for everyone. 


With one of the most vibrant, diverse and renowned dining scenes in the South-East, Reading is the go-to-destination for anyone looking for high-quality dining in a charming town centre. With beautiful period architecture, contrasting stylish and clean new builds as well as Reading's stunning Riverside dining spot it is truly a charming setting to enjoy one of the many dining spots on offer. 


New to Reading.


RVRSD THEREALGREEK 051217The Real Greek.

Reading has seen a number of new restaurants open their doors in the past 18 months within the town centre, offering new options in all areas of dining. From The Real Greek's authentic Greek dining with set menus for 2 people starting from as low as £22, with all things Greek such as perfectly grilled Halloumi to delicious Houmous and Falafel. In a beautiful white and baby-blue Greek themed restaurant sitting right on the river front The Real Greek will make you feel like you truly are in Greece whilst your taste-buds tingle with delight.  


Franco Manca.

RVRSD FRANCOMANCA 051217Beside The Real Greek, as new to Riverside is Franco Manca; a charming and cosy restaurant offering beautifully simple yet delicious pizza made exclusively with sourdough bases, undoubtedly proving that in some cases, less is truly more. With their unique sourdough pizza bases cooked to perfection at 500C in a wood fired oven, a technique and recipe mastered by founder by Giuseppe Mascoli, Franco Manca is must visit for any pizza lover. 



Less than a minutes walk off of Reading town centre's charming Broad Street, sits The Botanist; a restaurant founded on a few simple foundations that have seen it cement itself as one of the spots to go in Reading. A garden of food and drink in a quirky, unique setting complete with antiques hanging from the walls whilst their in-house 'botanists' craft unusual concoctions to order with live music playing in the background every evening, The Botanist is as much about the gorgeous atmosphere and environment as it is about the delicious food and drink on offer. 



Taking the term 'LOADED' to the next level, 7Bone Burger Co. opened their doors in the summer of 2017 and have been a massive hit ever since. With a massive range of succulent burgers and a list of mouth-watering toppings longer than your arm alongside outrageous sides such as Chicken Fried Halloumi Fries, Truffled Mac N' Cheese and Chilli Cheese Fries, make sure to come with a big appetite to accommodate these big, beautiful burgers.



Taste the World!

Let you taste-buds travel the world with a visit to Reading, with a massive selection of foods from all around the globe to accommodate any craving that your hunger calls for. From authentic Korean BBQ, through to Modern British dishes with contemporary twists all the way to Lebanese inspired river front. 



From humble beginnings as a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia, to having nearly 3000 stores worldwide; Five Guys has grown to almost like cult-like status among burger fans around the world with it winning the coveted Best Burger award in the Harris Poll for 2017. Succulent made to order hamburgers, cheeseburgers and more alongside wholesome fries soaked in peanut oil whilst cooking, and thick hand-spun milkshakes with delicious toppings make this burger joint a legendary dining spot whose following just keeps on growing.  



Inspired by fast-paced Japanese Ramen bars and a celebration of Asian cuisine, Wagamama burst into life offering a unique way of eating in a stylish, comfortable and communal way of eating. Bringing fresh and nourishing Asian flavours to our shores, Wagamama offers soul-soothing bowls of ramen, noodles, curries, vegan suitable dishes and so much more. Sitting right on the riverfront Wagamama is a must visit for anyone looking for a wholesome, authentic taste of Asian food. 




Situated on the Oracle side of Riverside, Cote Brasserie offers diners an authentic, simplified taste of French cuisine, avoiding over-complicated and expensive dishes instead choosing to offer tasty, tried-and-tested recipes made from the best ingredients at a fair price. Offering contemporary takes on French classics such as Steak Frites, Tuna Nicoise, Goats Cheese Salads, Corn Fed Chicken and much more you can be forgiven for thinking you're in Paris with food this good and such an idyllic setting. 




Comptoir Libanais offers you the chance to taste authentic, real, wholesome and healthy Lebanese food in a soulful setting on Reading's scenic Riverside. Priding itself on fresh, healthy honest and affordable food, such as Mana'esh (Lebanese style pizzas), Mezze, Baklawa and much more. The restaurants vibrant colours, bold patterns and brushed chrome industrial-style seating gives Comptoir Libanais a truly unique vibe that will brighten your spirits as soon as you step through the doors on even the rainiest days. 



RDNGTWNCNTR CREAMS 051217Sweet Treats:

One of the first of its kind, and arguably the biggest, Creams' fundamentals are simple. Hearty portions of flamboyant dessert classics, offering everything from Sundae's with enough toppings to test even the biggest sweet teeth, hot cookie dough that melts in your mouth, fluffy cake baked to perfection and gelato worth the potential brain freeze from that first bite. With a stylish, sleek, black interior this is the place to be for any sweet cravings that need satisfying. Or maybe the dessert menu where you had dinner just isn't sweet enough... 


RDNGTWNCNTR WOLF 051217Italian: 

A new addition to Reading's food scene already drawing in big queues and making waves is Wolf. Born from a fierce passion for authentic, wholesome Italian street food; Wolf honor these principals by using only the freshest ingredients from sustainable, ethical sources which are then prepared by expert chefs. All of Wolf's meats are soaked for a minimum of 24 hours in their delicious blend of herbs and spices before hitting the heat, once cooked to perfection they are then mixed with freshly made wheat penne or spaghettini, or a hand-rolled Italian wrap along with a mix of roasted peppers, red onion, courgette, mushrooms and pomodoro sauce. 




Contemporary takes on classic British dishes paired with 2-for-1 cocktails ALL day EVERY day make Slug and Lettuce a must visit not only for the delicious, mouthwatering food on offer, but also for the incredible value that will keep your bank account and belly fully. Situated on a gorgeous spot on The Oracles Riverside, it is perfect for an evening drink and meal as the sunsets out front, or for when the weather is more crisp, head inside and find yourself in a charming and stylish setting where you can get lost in the contents of your plate and glass. 


 So much more!

These fantastic options aren't even a fraction of what Reading's dining scene has to offer you, so come on down and find out which is your favourite! For more information and a full list of restaurants, bars, cafes and more visit Rguide.


We look forward to seeing you!









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